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My experience with Lanie was amazing. She got me my first apartment. She is personable bubbly professional and very intelligent. Would recommend her to anyone looking for an apartment. Thank Lanie your the best !!!

– Gabriel B.


When it came time to sell our Hoboken condo, there was no question who we would have list it for us. Lanie’s attention to detail and thoroughness when researching the current market conditions were undeniable. She took the time to stop by several times prior to listing to help us stage the unit to ensure it looked perfect for photos and showings. All the recommendations she made really paid off and we were able to get under contract and sell our condo within days of listing and for a price we were very happy with. Aside from her professional expertise, she is extremely personable and truly cares about her clients. She always wants to make sure you are happy while giving you honest and sound advice. We undoubtedly would recommend her to anyone asking for a realtor in the area!

– Joch


Lanie was not only very helpful in finding tenants for our property, she was also very proactive with ensuring that the space was well represented. She quickly made recommendations on how to freshen up the property, coordinated with local contractors as needed and even conducted last minute purchase of supplies. She really went above and beyond to ensure our place rented as quickly as possible and at the appropriate pricing.

– Bill F.


Lanie was a true professional from start to finish. She started us on the home search process by first meeting face-to-face at her office, where she really listened to our likes/dislikes and financial goals before even looking at properties. This is a testament to her authenticity and attention to detail as every property she showed us checked all of our boxes. She did a fantastic job at sticking to our budget and never pushed us outside of our comfort zone. Once we found the house, Lanie was a great advisor for us as first-time buyers. Her network of professionals – lawyers, brokers, inspectors, special inspectors, contractors, etc. – proved an added bonus and really streamlined our process. And she helped us negotiate effectively to get our dream home for its true market value. Lanie really became a friend through the process and we highly recommend her to anybody considering a home purchase in Hudson County.

– Eleanor W.


Lanie was amazing in finding us an apartment to rent in Jersey City. After working with my boyfriend to sell his condo in Hoboken, she assisted us in finding the perfect apartment – exactly what we were looking for in price and location – in just one day!

– Anonymous


Lanie is very knowledgeable about the Hoboken market and surrounding area and was very helpful through out the recent sale of my Condo. She made herself available at all hours and often went out of her way to make the stressful process as smooth as possible. I would recommend Lanie to anyone looking to buy / sell or gain a better understanding of the local market.

– Pistilli


Lanie Von Ogden recently helped me to buy a beautiful condo in jersey City. She is is knowledgeable, understanding, honest, fun and extremely thorough. It was a real pleasure to work with her. I will definitely recommend her to my friends.

– Anonymous


Lanie was a life saver. I was starting to get very frustrated with the house search. Not only did Lanie show us houses that might work for us, she gave us a cross section of the market so we new what we liked, and didn’t like. As a first time home buyer, I can’t imagine going through this process without her. She’s easy going, supportive and tough when she needs to be. Highly recommended.

– Anonymous


Lanie was truly amazing to work with. It was a great experience in an important step in life of moving on to another chapter in life. She helped make things go smoother in the selling process.

– Ashley L.


Lanie is absolutely the best! I have been working with Lanie for the past 6 years and her experience, expertise and knowledge of the industry and of the market place never ceases to amaze me. If you are looking to buy, sell, rent a condo or home you want Lanie on your team. She is a pleasure to work with, is an amazing resource and is simply someone you want by your side through process of buying or selling a home or investment property.

– D.S.


Lanie was the absolute best! We just purchased our very first home and owe her so much gratitude. Being complete newbies to the process, she was beyond wonderful every step of the way. All we could have asked for in a broker – helpful, reassuring, accommodating and especially kind. Our experience would never have been so easy without her. Highly recommend Lanie to anyone looking for a home!

– J. C.


I give a most sincere and well-deserved 5 star review to the only realtor I will deal with, Lanie Von Ogden. She not only helps me find solid tenants for my rental units time and time again, she consistently goes beyond the call of duty in helping me with the rental property. She has also been helping a close relative with a very difficult short sale transaction – again Lanie is consistently going above and beyond what would reasonable be expected of her. Lanie is a rare gem in the Hudson County real estate world.

– D. G.


After 5 years of renting in Hoboken I decided this year it was time to buy. The first call I made was to Lanie, the same agent who had helped me find a great apartment a few years prior. Lanie’s local knowledge and connections are second to none but what sets Lanie apart is her dedication and attentiveness to her client. Lanie was never too busy to take my calls and answer my myriad of questions. She took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for and showed me properties on my schedule. When I had very specific questions, about rent controls for example, Lanie would be off to city hall to get me answers fast. When it came time to negotiate, I felt confident knowing that Lanie was representing my interests. Lanie is a great communicator and I know that helped me tremendously at the negotiating table. In the end I was extremely happy with the deal.

– Matt


After receiving a recommendation from a colleague, my wife and I engaged Lanie to help us find a home in Hoboken. Having now worked with her over the last several months until we found the perfect home, we can offer no higher praise for a realtor – Lanie was absolutely phenomenal. First, we are first time home buyers and were clueless with respect to the whole process; we needed a tremendous amount of hand-holding and Lanie was more than up to the task. She is extremely knowledgeable about the Hoboken real estate market and provided excellent guidance every step along the way, from choosing the right homes to go and see, to bidding tactics, straight through to closing. Second, she was incredibly patient and responsive. We had a never-ending list of questions and Lanie dealt graciously with our many, many emails and phone calls at all hours of the day and night. Finally, she went above and beyond the call of duty when it came to getting us out to see homes. We are admittedly a realtor’s worst nightmare since we wanted to see about 50 homes before making a purchase decision. Lanie knew this and didn’t bat an eyelash – there were weekends when she would schedule over 10 home viewings in a single day, and would drive us from location to location, sacrificing her entire Saturday from morning to evening. We could not have had a more positive experience than we did with Lanie – she gets an A++ for her expertise and quality of service. We HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor to help with a home purchase.

– Allan


This is the second time I work with Lanie. She has helped me buy the house that she just helped me sell; There is a reason why I asked Lanie to list my house and didn’t think of looking for a different real estate agent. Finding an agent that one could trust and rely on is not easy and takes a few tries, something that I went through when I first was looking to buy a house over three years ago. Lanie’s honesty, integrity, prompt response, professionalism and commitment are some of the reasons why I choose her. She also helped a family friend of mine buy their first house upon referring her to them and it made their life much easier after they had a difficult time with another agent.

Selling is not as easy as buying but Lanie’s expertise and professional touch helped ease the process. I did not see a listing as professional/attractive as mine (thanks to her description and professional photographer used to take photos of the house).

Lanie went far and beyond what she’s asked to do to make sure everything works out. She even took care of a repair that needed to be done for the city inspection for me because I was out of state. Thanks for all your hard work, Lanie!

– Mina


Lanie made what would normally be a stressful, drawn-out home buying process seamless. Her knowledge of the Hoboken/Jersey City areas, combined with her calm demeanor, was instrumental to many of the decisions I took. Lanie was positive and focused, and was more than willing to adapt to my busy work schedule. Based on my experience, I would feel comfortable recommending Lanie to anyone in the market purchasing a home.

– Thomas


Lanie was such a huge help in the buying process. She was willing to work around our schedule, given that weekdays were almost impossible for us to view houses. She met up with us several weekends and was very knowledgeable when it came to the value of the home. Lanie definitely made the whole process a lot easier and was great in following up. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy.

– Geraldine


After trying a number of agents who did not show genuine honesty or professionalism, I came across Lanie who did not stop searching properties until we found our house. What we loved about her is her persistence, honesty and excellent communication! We recommended her to friends who looking for a house and they also had the same positive results!

– Pistavros


Lanie was the absolute BEST! She went out of her way to help us during a very stressful period of moving with young children, remodeling, staging, and listing. On top of that – we received multiple offers over asking within 2 days of our condo hitting the market. We would highly recommend her and we’d use her again in a heartbeat for any real estate needs in the area.

– Lindsay M


We used Lanie as our realtor to buy our condo in 2012. She was very knowledgable of the market and provided very helpful advice throughout the entire process. Two years later we needed to sell the condo given a need to relocate. Lanie was very helpful before, during and after our decision to sell our condo. She put a lot of effort into the sale and positioned us well to get the highest value in a very quick timeline. I would recommend Lanie to anyone looking to buy or sell in Hudson county.

– Aderise


Lanie found the needle in the haystack! We gave her a very small criteria to work with and she found the perfect house for us. She has a natural gift of making you feel comfortable and calm.

– Dawn L.


The process of purchasing a home can be very intimidating and the area’s we were considering houses were not on the market very long. Lanie’s attention to detail as well as expert coaching made the home buying process seem like a walk in the park. From choosing the homes to bid on right through to the day of closing Lanie was there for us to make sure the experience was smooth and painless.

– Mike


Lanie had found a wonderful tenant for my rental apartment but after a few months, the tenants circumstances changed and she could no longer afford the apartment. Lanie stepped in and helped her find another apartment AND found wonderful new tenants for my rental apartment. She handled all details for all concerned parties including facilitating lease prep and signing, receipt/return of security deposits, inspection/repair/cleaning of apartment and extraordinary communications among and between parties. She was on top of everything, every step of the way.

– Judy C.


Lanie is an excellent realtor. She is wonderful to work with, highly professional and very prompt. She has helped us maintain and rent our condo in Hoboken NJ always finding wonderful tenants quickly. I highly recommend her to anyone listing properties for rent or sale in that area.

– M. B. C.


Lanie is an amazing realtor. She listens to her clients needs, is prompt in her communication and has a keen understanding of the market. Very easy to work with!

– Mary


I’m not usually a review writer, but I had to make an exception for Lanie. I had the pleasure of working with her to purchase my first home, and she could not have been more informed or attentive through the entire process. Especially with my seemingly endless questions, and I can honestly say that I would not have gotten the house without her guidance. If there was a better rating than ”A+”, Lanie would get it. She was absolutely instrumental in helping me purchase my first home. She was always quick to respond to all of my nervous emails, patient as I went through the mortgage application process, recommending a fantastic attorney and when it came to the closing she came through again. I am absolutely positive that I would not have gotten my house if it wasn’t for Lanie.I cannot recommend Lanie highly enough to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

– Darren K.


Lanie has been wonderful throughout the past two months of working with her. We are first-time buyers in search of a two-bedroom/two-bathroom condo in Jersey City and we couldn’t have done it without Lanie’s expertise. She helped us figure what we want by showing us a great variety of properties until we found “the one.” Then she guided us through the purchase process with commitment to our needs and showed strategic expertise working with the seller’s agent, the attorneys, home inspector, etc, etc (she even had advice for a local painter and great local eateries). Lanie is a fantastic communicator, a capable negotiator, and extremely knowledgeable about Jersey City and Hoboken while always being wonderfully cheerful and thoughtfully patient. She answers every question with great care and offers honest, reliable, and encouraging advice. We felt there was a lot of mutual respect and that helped build a solid bridge of trust between us and Lanie, which is such a critical part of the realtor-client relationship. Lanie is pro in every sense of the word. We highly recommend her as an advisor, advocate, and all-around great realtor. We appreciate Lanie and we know that we’ll turn to her again in the future (and invite her to our housewarming party!). Thank you, Lanie!

– Gale A.


Lanie is great. Her knowledge of the Hudson area was spot on, and her relentless effort was appreciated throughout the drawn out process. She kept calm during the buying process advised me on many decisions. Her positive/cheery attitude is such a pleasure to be around, and helps you de-stress from the overall process. Lanie worked long hard hours to get us everything we wanted. Truly appreciate all the work she did. Thanks again Lanie. You rock!!!

– G. S.


If you are looking for a trustworthy, knowledgable, and hardworking real estate agent..look no further! Lanie is the agent for you! I highly recommend Lanie. She is also amazing at staging your home to sell!!

– Marla R.


After dealing with Lanie in 3 real estate transactions myself and my family would never think of dealing with anyone else. Lanie sold my grandmothers home approximately 4 years ago, not only did she treat my grandmother like she was her own, the whole transaction was treated with the utmost professionalism and entirely stress free. Lanie is honest, prompt, trustworthy and truly knowledgable in her field. My grandmother and her property could not be put in any better hands. After the home was sold Lanie found my grandmother an affordable apartment in the area within her budget, everything was arranged and taken care of. Recently Lanie found me an apartment, I don’t know what I would have done without her her skill and expertise made the whole experience pleasant as opposed to worrisome. She took the time to explain the lease and was prompt with paper work and showings. She was also so patient when I had questions regarding the lease and was happy to explain everything I was signing. I couldn’t imagine dealing with anyone else, I was put at ease and reassured every step of the way. Lanie is truly an asset to the real estate world….Honest, professional, patient, prompt and so knowledgable and as far as I am concerned is the only contact I need for my real estate needs.

– T. Z.


I have dealt with many real estate agents in the past and Lanie is the best out of all of them. She takes the time to understand her clients needs and develop a strong relationship over time with each client. Most of her clients are people who come back to her time and time. That fact should speak for itself!

– K.B.


Although I didn’t end up moving in the end, I had the distinct pleasure of working with Lanie on all aspects of my search in Hoboken. Throughout our search, I found Lanie to be incredibly easy to work with and a valuable advisor. While visiting listings with Lanie, she pointed out details (positive and negative) that I would never had considered if not for Lanie’s sharp eye and extensive real estate expertise. Besides an enthusiastic and delightful person, Lanie is a consummate professional. From my experience, I feel comfortable recommending Lanie as someone who puts her clients’ interests and needs first and foremost, particularly beyond her own.

– Val


Lanie has been wonderful throughout the past two months of working with her. We are first-time buyers in search of a two-bedroom/two-bathroom condo in Jersey City and we couldn’t have done it without Lanie’s expertise. She helped us figure what we want by showing us a great variety of properties until we found “the one.” Then she guided us through the purchase process with commitment to our needs and showed strategic expertise working with the seller’s agent, the attorneys, home inspector, etc, etc (she even had advice for a local painter and great local eateries). Lanie is a fantastic communicator, a capable negotiator, and extremely knowledgeable about Jersey City and Hoboken while always being wonderfully cheerful and thoughtfully patient. She answers every question with great care and offers honest, reliable, and encouraging advice. We felt there was a lot of mutual respect and that helped build a solid bridge of trust between us and Lanie, which is such a critical part of the realtor-client relationship. Lanie is pro in every sense of the word. We highly recommend her as an advisor, advocate, and all-around great realtor. We appreciate Lanie and we know that we’ll turn to her again in the future (and invite her to our housewarming party!). Thank you, Lanie!

– Gale & Arjun


Lanie is great. Her knowledge of the Hudson area was spot on, and her relentless effort was appreciated throughout the drawn out process. She kept calm during the buying process advised me on many decisions. Her positive/cheery attitude is such a pleasure to be around, and helps you de-stress from the overall process. Lanie worked long hard hours to get us everything we wanted. Truly appreciate all the work she did.
Thanks again Lanie. You rock!!!

– Gurbir S.


If you are looking for a trustworthy, knowledgable, and hardworking real estate agent..look no further! Lanie is the agent for you! I highly recommend Lanie. She is also amazing at staging your home to sell!!

– Marla R.


I had the privilege of working with Lanie Von Ogden as my realtor. Her knowledge and patience were beyond my expectations. Her zeal for her career was amazing and it gave me hope in finding the perfect home, which we did. I appreciate her advice in the entire process and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lanie to anyone who is interested in buying a home.

– Rose H.


After dealing with Lanie in 3 real estate transactions myself and my family would never think of dealing with anyone else. Lanie sold my grandmothers home approximately 4 years ago, not only did she treat my grandmother like she was her own, the whole transaction was treated with the utmost professionalism and entirely stress free. Lanie is honest, prompt, trustworthy and truly knowledgable in her field. My grandmother and her property could not be put in any better hands. After the home was sold Lanie found my grandmother an affordable apartment in the area within her budget, everything was arranged and taken care of. Recently Lanie found me an apartment, I don’t know what I would have done without her her skill and expertise made the whole experience pleasant as opposed to worrisome. She took the time to explain the lease and was prompt with paper work and showings. She was also so patient when I had questions regarding the lease and was happy to explain everything I was signing. I couldn’t imagine dealing with anyone else, I was put at ease and reassured every step of the way. Lanie is truly an asset to the real estate world….Honest, professional, patient, prompt and so knowledgable and as far as I am concerned is the only contact I need for my real estate needs.

– Thea Z.


Lanie is truly an outstanding realtor. It’s not easy to find someone in this industry who is trustworthy and knows the business well. She has helped us find great tenants on numerous occasions and also assisted with selling a property with a lot of “wrinkles” in the transaction. She is highly professional, dependable, and communicates honestly (even on tough issues). She has also gone above and beyond the call of duty to assist us when she didn’t have to do so. I highly recommend Lanie, and have referred friends and family members to her with successful outcomes.

– Matt B.


Selling our 200 year old, single family, fully furnished home in 18 days, Lanie VonOgden was our dream realtor. Able to see past the angst and anguish of both buying and selling any home, she continually retained her composure and behaved like a level headed young adult with a terrific sense of humor. Keeping her eye on the prize, she dressed professionally, was always prompt, kept us informed while educating us along the way, was endlessly polite to both ourselves and potential buyers, returned our phone calls at any time of the day or night and addressed our every concern or question, no matter how big or how small.

Be it historically preserved townhouse like our own or a brand new high-rise penthouse in the sky, without hesitation, we would both recommend Lanie VonOgden’s fresh-faced, innovative real estate expertise to anyone purchasing or selling their next home.

– Michael D. & Richard H.


Lanie helped us purchase our first investment property in Jersey City and was there throughout the whole process. She was very helpful and always went that extra mile to answer any questions or concerns that we had. Once we purchased the property, Lanie was also able to help us rent out the property within 2 weeks – and during the peak of the holiday season. We would definitely work with her again and have recommended her to our friends who are looking around the area.

– Larry L.


The words that come to mind when I think of my experiences in working with Lanie are: above and beyond, super responsive, on top of it, and go getter! Lanie has been my Realtor for the past five years. She guided me through the home buying process when I was a first time buyer and has subsequently helped me when I needed to rent my condo and then list it again. In the ever changing Hoboken real estate environment I found that having Lanie ‘on my side’ was a tremendous advantage. Her willingness to help, network of contacts and attention to detail set her apart. She is on top of it all, responds quickly to phone calls, emails and texts and keep you abreast of everything that is happening. I now live out of state, and my most recent transaction would have been an incredibly stressful and difficult had it not been for Lanie. I often found myself saying “wow she is good” and I never had to worry!

I have referred Lanie to my friends and I will continue to do so in the future. I would highly recommend choosing Lanie as your Realtor if you are looking for an outstanding professional , who is kind, considerate, and will get the job done!

– Beth F.


As a family we hired Lanie to assist us in getting my grandmother’s house sold and get her moved into a nice apartment. My father and I are in Colorado and the move needed to happen in New Jersey, over 2,000 miles away. There was never once a point of frustration or inconvenience while working with Lanie, her communication with us was consistent, informative, frequent, and on multiple occasions she went well above and beyond the job scope. In the end Lanie negotiated hard and was a strong advocate for my grandmother when one client tried to take advantage of her and my grandmother sold her home for a fair price. On top of the sale price being what we wanted to get she also made sure that my grandmother was settled into a comfortable, clean, and affordable apartment. We were more than glad to have hired Lanie to assist us, in a world where distance can create dishonesty Lanie was professional and worked as diligently as if we were sitting across a desk from her.

I am more than happy to write this letter of recommendation, and if I ever have a need for a real estate agent in the New Jersey area again I will not hesitate to hire Lanie again.

– Scott L.


Lanie has helped us find a 2 bedroom apartment in Hoboken late in 2011. Right from the beginning, Lanie clearly understood our specific requirements and had us only visit selected places which really corresponded to our expectations. We actually found our place at the 2nd visit… (we visited approx 6-7 places total). Lanie was also of big help when it came to the buying process since we were not familiar with it and in particular helped us handle the negotiation with the previous owner so that we could find an agreement within 1 day and sign a contract. Since we have moved in our new home (approx. 1 1/2 year), we haven’t regretted our choice one day and we are fortunate we have been able to find this place. We would definitely recommend Lanie to anyone looking for a home around here.
For the story, the ice on the cake was when we first came to our apartment after the closing and that we found a nice Champagne bottle that Lanie left us as a welcome present!

– Geoffroy B.


Lanie is always current with her knowledge of Hoboken real estate, and she’s very smart and intuitive when it comes to finding the right situation for your personal needs. She helped me find my condo in Hoboken five years ago and was wonderful to work with during the entire process. I will definitely call Lanie if I ever decide to move in the future!

– Ashley G.


I hired Lanie as both a buyer of an apartment and as a seller. Both times she impressed me with her abilities to manage the process smoothly and in an expedient manner. Lanie is also very personable and a pleasure to work with, and she definitely helped made both transactions a better experience. She is very knowledgeable about the real estate market in the area and passionate about providing the best service. I would definitely recommend Lanie as your real estate agent of choice!

– Mihai P.


We contracted Lanie to list our Hoboken condo for rental in 2011. Our unit was listed and rented in less than 24 hours for more than our original ask amount. And, she found excellent tenants who are still occupying the unit to date. I would highly recommend her services for your real estate needs.

Marybeth C.